Sound — 8
This was the first Metallica CD I bought, and I got it when I was more into softer and more melodic stuff, so I appreciated this album much much more then than I do now. Don't get me wrong, this is great piece of work, but the more I listen to Master Of Puppets, the more I want another Master Of Puppets. But I do give Metallica plenty of credit for the experimentation. They lose points because a lot of the music and solos sound too much alike.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics a written pretty well and go with the music well. Like I said in the last part, I would really like another Master of Puppets, but I'll give them credit for the work on this album.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, this is a great CD. There aren't really any songs on this one that I don't like, but the ones that stick out the most are Fuel, Devil's Dance, Unforgiven II, Better Than You, Carpe Diem Baby, Where The Wild Things Are, Prince Charming, Low Man's Lyric, and Fixxxer. Whether it's the speed and and rage of Fuel or Prince Charming or the mellow, creepy nature of Where The Wild Things Are, this album pretty much hits home. They lose points because, as I said in the previous sections, I'd really like them to do some heavier and faster stuff sometime soon. Nevertheless, this is still a quality album. I'd definitely buy it again. Metallica forever!